A new poll conducted by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies for the Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) shows that a majority of Marylanders favor the development of natural gas resources in the United States and Western Maryland.
Eighty percent of those surveyed strongly favored the development of natural gas resources in the United States and three out of four Marylanders also favored the development of natural gas in the western part of the state. Over 70 percent of Washington suburb, Eastern Shore, Baltimore suburb and Western Maryland voters favor the development of natural gas resources in Garrett and Allegany Counties. To view the poll, click here.
“Marylanders, like Americans everywhere, are feeling the impact of high energy costs and strongly support increasing development of available clean-burning natural gas,” said Drew Cobbs, Executive Director of the MPC. “We again urge Governor O’Malley to end his recent three year de facto moratorium on drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.”
The Maryland Chamber believes that by proceeding responsibly, Maryland has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in expanding America’s next generation of domestic clean energy, while boosting Western Maryland’s economy. For more information, contact Allyson Black.